The Dark Knight Rises (2012)


“You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. It makes you weak.”

“How can you move faster than possible, fight longer than possible, without the most powerful impulse of the spirit? The fear of death.”

“The leap to freedom is not about strength.”

“You’re afraid that if I go back out there, I’ll fail.”

No. I’m afraid that you want to.

Batman Begins (2005)


Finders Keepers.

“You know why they attacked you, don’t you? They were afraid of you.”

“All creatures feel fear.”

“It was my fault. If I hadn’t gotten scared..”

“You have learned to bury your guilt with anger. I will teach you to confront it and to face the truth.”

“My anger outweighs my guilt.”

“Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?”

“You must become more than just a man in the mind of your opponent.”

“To manipulate the fear in others you must first master your own.”

“It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.”

“Why do we fall sir? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

You still haven’t given up on me?

La La Land (2016)


“Somewhere there’s a place where I find who I’m gonna be.”

“A little chance encounter could be the one you’ve waited for.”

“Someone in the crowd could be the one you need to know.”

Source Code (2011)


“I took your advice. It was good advice, thank you.”

“Everything is going to be okay.”

“It’s the same train, but it’s different.”

“I’m not really asking you to believe me, I’m just asking you to have the decency to let me try.”

“What would you do if you knew you had less than a minute to live?”

I’d make those seconds count. I’d kiss you again.

“Do you believe in fate?”

“So what do you want to do today?”

I think we should stay here for a while.

“This feels like exactly where we’re supposed to be, doesn’t it?”

Gladiator (2000)


“Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back.”

“Brothers, what we do in life.. echoes in eternity.”

“People should know when they are conquered.”

Would you? Would I?

Dunkirk (2017)


I saw this shirt today at the gym and it read “Pain is weakness leaving the body.”

You know, that saying has always bugged me. Just because you are without weakness does not mean you are necessarily strong. Does it? Maybe I’m just a nasty civilian.

“Wars are not won by evacuation.”

In the absence of strength, there is weakness.
In the absence of light, there is darkness.
In the absence of good, there is evil.
In the absence of peace, there is war.

“Is he a coward, Mr. Dawson?”

Why do I have so much pain? Where do I escape?

“He’s shell-shocked, George. He’s not himself. He might never be himself again.”

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God’s good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”

American Sniper (2014)


“There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn’t exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn’t know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you’ve got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They’re the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog.”

“Glory is something that some men chase and others find themselves stumbling upon, not expecting it to find them. Either way it is a noble gesture that one finds bestowed upon them. My question is when does glory fade away and become a wrongful crusade, or an unjustified means by which consumes one completely?”

“Did you finish it? Then you know who you are. You know your destiny.”

Gattaca (1997)


Some of my favorite quotes.

“My goals didn’t change a lot in the intervening years, much to my parents’ dismay.”

“You sure you want to do this? You know you’re gonna lose.”

“It was the moment that made everything else possible.”

“I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when I was standing right beside it.”

“After all, there is no gene for fate.”

“I took my mind off the pain by reminding myself that when I eventually did stand up, I’d be exactly two inches closer to the stars.”

“He suffered under a different burden. The burden of perfection.”

“No one exceeds his potential.”

“What heart problem did you ever have? Did you get yours broken once?”

“It’s funny, you work so hard, you do everything you can to get away from a place, and when you finally get your chance to leave, you find a reason to stay.”

“If you’re still interested, let me know.”

“I got the better end of the deal: I only lent you my body, you lent me your dream.”

“For someone who was never meant for this world, I must confess I’m suddenly having a hard time leaving it. Of course, they say every atom in our bodies was once part of a star. Maybe I’m not leaving… maybe I’m going home.”

In sequence.